California Debates Tax On Soft Drinks

02/28/2002 | Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.), The

The state Legislature is reviewing a bill to control childhood obesity by increasing taxes on soda. The tax would raise an estimated $500 million annually, with half going to schools that agree not to sell soda. Opponents of the bill, mainly the soft drink industry, say lawmakers need to address inactive lifestyles in children to combat obesity.

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